What happens when you or a loved one is injured at work, hurt in a car accident, suffer a medical mishap or harmed by a defective product? Injuries from these accidents have life-altering consequences. Your health, your job, your family, and your security are all at risk.
For years, your rights have been under attack by big business and insurance companies. They have used slick campaigns in an effort to convince the public that there are frivolous lawsuits, runaway juries, and a civil justice system in need of reform.
And, too many people have bought into this corporate spin. All the while, your rights as an accident victim, worker and patient slowly erode. You need a law firm for some of life’s toughest challenges. Galfand Berger helps injured people. We have been doing it since 1947.
It is our firm’s privilege to help restore dignity and security to people hurt because of automobile accidents, defective products, unsafe equipment and machinery, work place and construction accidents, workers’ compensation claims, medical malpractice and any other serious personal injuries or accidents.
Galfand Berger attorneys are relentless advocates for our clients. Every case is unique, and the outcome always depends upon the particular circumstances of the incident, that is why our firm will leave no stone unturned as we fight tirelessly on your behalf.
We approach each case with the integrity, skill, and compassion our clients deserve and it shows in our results. Galfand Berger has obtained more than a quarter of a billion dollars in settlements in the past decade alone. Here are some of the cases we have handled as we take on large corporations, insurance carriers and other negligent parties:
Accident victims are not sure if they need legal advice. For example, employees injured on the job are usually aware that they can file for Workers’ Compensation benefits. However, if someone other than your employer is responsible for your injury, you may be able to sue that “third party.” Examples of a possible third party include a manufacturer of unsafe equipment, a seller of dangerous chemicals, a non-employee car or truck driver, or a contractor or subcontractor working on your employer’s premises. Your third party claim allows you to recover damages not available in Workers’ Compensation.
In other cases, car accident victims think they must take what the insurance company offers them. The confusion of insurance policies and coverages has made automobile accidents law a full time study. Accident victims need to speak with a lawyer. An experienced car accident lawyer knows how to evaluate accident cases, protect a victim’s legal rights, and negotiate full compensation from insurance companies.
In all of these circumstances, accident victims may be walking away with much less than they deserve. Injured people or their families should never hesitate to seek legal help from experienced, trusted counsel when any of the following circumstances occur:
Work accidents – particularly if they were caused by defective equipment or the negligence of a third-party
Injury due to medical error – it is a fact of life that healthcare professionals make mistakes
Injury due to defective products or drugs – each year, defective or unsafe products injure thousands of people
Personal injury accidents – motor vehicle, slip and fall, or any type of accident resulting in injury or death
Always keep in mind that minor injuries can develop into long-term medical conditions that are expensive to treat. Medical bills may start piling up when employees are unable to work. If someone other than an employer is at-fault for an accident, it is always wise to investigate a third-party claim before the statute of limitations expires.
At our firm, if you are injured, and have questions, call us for a free consultation. And, remember, there is no fee unless we recover for you.
Our focus is on helping injury victims across in the following practice areas:
Our experienced attorneys have handled thousands of motor vehicle accident cases involving motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, cars, trucks, and all-terrain vehicles.
Construction workers face job site hazards every day. For decades, we have been zealous advocates for workers injured in construction accidents.
We have obtained millions of dollars in settlements over the years for workers who suffered amputated fingers, crushed hands, and all types of serious hand injuries.
We work with scientists and doctors on the cutting edge of medicine to pursue claims on behalf of clients harmed by defective drugs and medical products.
We offer free initial consultations to clients who believe they suffered harm due the negligence of a health professional or institution.
Many of the most vulnerable members of our society live in nursing homes. We are experienced at representing victims of nursing home abuse and are committed to protecting their dignity and quality of life.
It only takes a moment for an accident to change a person’s life forever. We help victims take legal action to hold negligent parties responsible and pursue recovery for damages.
If you suffer an injury on someone else’s property, our premises liability lawyers will evaluate your claim and answer all of your questions at no charge.
Corporations harm consumers when they take shortcuts bringing products to market. Our products liability lawyers represent individuals hurt by defective or dangerous products.
If you become disabled, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits may be available to you. We can answer any questions you may have about these programs.
Determining liability in a train wreck is a legally complicated process. Our highly qualified attorneys represent victims hurt in accidents involving commuter trains, subways, light rail systems, high-speed trains, and freight trains.
Our attorneys help workers navigate the process of filing for Workers’ Compensation after a workplace accident.
When an individual dies due to the negligence of another, surviving family members have the right to file a wrongful death claim. We represent grieving family members who have lost loved ones due to medical malpractice, defective products, or any accident in which another party may have been at-fault.
Serious accidents can dismantle a lifetime of planning and wreak financial havoc. Qualified legal counsel can put victims back on the path of regaining control and building a new future. If you or a loved one suffered harm in any of these areas, we are here for you. Always remember that if you were injured through no fault of your own, you have the right to seek treatment and compensation.
Our team includes attorneys and staff members who are fluent in Spanish and English. Moreover, our ability to understand complex legal language and convey it in terms our clients easily understand is what sets us apart from other firms. Whether we communicate with clients in English or Spanish, we take the time to clearly explain to our clients their rights under the law and all of the steps they need to achieve a positive outcome. We break down language barriers while putting a priority on open and honest communication.
Accidents happen unexpectedly. When they occur, the familiar routines of daily life are upended. Whether an individual is injured at work, in the hospital, or on the road, the focus needs to be on recovery. Handing legal challenges over to the skilled, compassionate legal team at Galfand Berger LLP can make a huge difference in reducing stress and ensuring a better financial outcome. If you are seeking qualified legal representation from an established and respected law firm, we encourage you to call us at 800-222-8792 or contact us online. We are committed to helping clients throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania from our offices in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Lancaster, and Reading, Pennsylvania.
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